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Easter Offering

Part of the Easter tradition at Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church is to share our blessings with others. The Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church has suggested six special Ministries that we will support. All of them will be covered with a ONE TIME OFFERING which will be collected during March and April. <!–split–>

  • One Great Hour of Sharing (UMCOR) – 20%
  • Human Relations Day (community development programs in low income areas) – 9%
  • Native American Ministries (recognizes and supports the contributions of Native Americans to the Church) – 9%
  • World Communion (helps support education and training of Church Leadership) – 9%
  • Peace and Justice Sunday (aids disciples who are changing lives and the world) – 9%
  • United Methodist Student Day (helps students to continue education) – 9%

In addition, the Mission Committee has selected two other agencies to support:

  • Churches of the Quad Cities Food Pantries – 20%
  • Golden Cross Agencies of IGRC: Evenglow Lodge, Sunset Home, United Methodist Village, Wesley Village, pastoral care ministries at Alton Memorial Hospital and Methodist Medical Center of Illinois; Chaddock, Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House, The Baby Fold and United Methodist Children’s Home  -15%

Remember that your contribution is a one-time gift for this year that will support all eight agencies. Please mark Easter on the memo line of your check, or ask the ushers for an Easter envelope.

We pray that you will give generously.

Easter Blessings, from your Missions Committee

From The Trustees & Finance Committee

We have several building repair projects coming up in the Spring. We need to tuck-point and seal the bricks on the outside of the southeast corner of the Sanctuary. After that is done, we will need to repair the walls of the stairwell on the inside. Our pipe organ is in need of repair, and we have some electrical projects that need to be addressed. We are asking you to pray, pledge, and donate to This Old House fund to help our church pay for these projects.

Lent Bible Study

No single event in human history has received more attention than the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. Bethel Wesley will offer a video and discussion group this Lent. In this study, Adam Hamilton will guide us through the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life. Each session of this study is designed to help participants experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ suffering and death in a way they may never have done before, whether they are long-time Christians or simply curious about the story of Christ’s crucifixion.

Starting Wednesday, March 9th, the group will gather at 5:30-6:30 for seven Wednesdays during Lent,. Pastor Stan will lead the discussion after the group watches a video.

To make the study more interesting, the study book 24 Hours That Changed the World should be ordered either from Amazon or by calling the Church Office (764-0619) before the end of February. One chapter will be covered each week. A devotional book is available also from Amazon or by calling the Church Office.

Easter Offering

Part of the Easter tradition at Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church is to share our blessings with others. The Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church has suggested six special Ministries that we will support. All of them will be covered with a ONE TIME OFFERING which will be collected during March and April. <!–split–>

  • One Great Hour of Sharing (UMCOR) – 20%
  • Human Relations Day (community development programs in low income areas) – 9%
  • Native American Ministries (recognizes and supports the contributions of Native Americans to the Church) – 9%
  • World Communion (helps support education and training of Church Leadership) – 9%
  • Peace and Justice Sunday (aids disciples who are changing lives and the world) – 9%
  • United Methodist Student Day (helps students to continue education) – 9%

In addition, the Mission Committee has selected two other agencies to support:

  • Churches of the Quad Cities  Food Pantries – 20%
  • Golden Cross Agencies of IGRC: Evenglow Lodge, Sunset Home, United Methodist Village, Wesley Village, pastoral care ministries at Alton Memorial Hospital and Methodist Medical Center of Illinois; Chaddock, Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House, The Baby Fold and United Methodist Children’s Home  -15%

Remember that your contribution is a one-time gift for this year that will support all eight agencies. Please mark Easter on the memo line of your check, or ask the ushers for an Easter envelope.

We pray that you will give generously.

Easter Blessings, from your Missions Committee

From The Trustees & Finance Committee

We have several projects coming up in the Spring. We need to tuck-point and seal the bricks on the outside of the southeast corner of the Sanctuary. After that is done, we will need to repair the walls of the stairwell on the inside.

Our pipe organ is in need of repair and we have some electrical projects that need to be addressed. The cost of these repairs is estimated between $75,000 and $85,000. We do not have that much in the Capital fund or This Old House fund.

We are asking you to pray, pledge, and donate to This Old House fund again to help our church pay for these projects.

Yours in Christ, Denny Mesick

Lent Bible Study

The Lent Bible Study starts Wednesday, 9 March. The study will meet for seven Wednesday’s from 5:30-6:30 pm.  Each session will open with a video, followed by discussion led by Pastor Stan.  To make the study more interesting, the study book 24 Hours That Changed the World should be ordered either from Amazon or by calling the Church Office (764-0619) before the end of February. One chapter will be covered each week. A devotional book is available also from Amazon or by calling the Church Office. <!–split–>

No single event in human history has received more attention than the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. In this study, Adam Hamilton will guide us through the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life. Each session of this study is designed to help participants experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ suffering and death in a way they may never have done before, whether they are long-time Christians or simply curious about the story of Christ’s crucifixion.

Liberian School – Scholarship Fund

We will not have Pancake Breakfast this month. We are considering a quarterly or even once a year pancake extravaganza and would welcome your input. Please consider making a donation to our Scholarship fund for students in two schools in Liberia on the third Sunday. We have committed to 6 students at each school and have used the pancake breakfast to fund that gift.